Winter TAA Annual Convention

December 3-4, 2017

Doubletree Hilton, Murfreesboro, TN

Steve Holt Will Lead the TAA in 2017

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Steven Holt Will Lead TAA Board of Directors; High Turnout at Winter Event

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Auctioneers Association made several key initiatives at its 2016 Winter Convention at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

Steven Holt of Chattanooga, Tn. has been elected President of the TAA at the event’s membership meeting.  

Holt will lead an 8 member board for the TAA, which has been serving auctioneers, auction assistants and their staffs in and around Tennessee for more than 50 years. The TAA has more than 180 members and associates throughout Tennessee and the United States.
Several other board members were elected at the convention. David Allen of Nashville will be Vice President for 2017. James Gary of Spring Hill returns as Treasurer.  Directors for 2017 will be: Phillip Traylor of Clarksville, Ed Stallings of Strawberry Plains, Mark Kennedy of Selmer, Woody Woodruff of Shelbyville and Junior Staggs of Puryear.    Justin Ochs of Hendersonville is the immediate Past President.

                                                                                                                        

Overall, the winter convention was a tremendous success. Over 100 members and associates attended the two-day event, which included six hours of continuing education.

 

Visit the TAA’s website at www.tnauctioneers.com, or contact the TAA office at 919-876-0687, for more information about the TAA, its members and their driven purpose.

Brent Croom wins 2017 TAA Grand Championship

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Brent Croom Wins 2017 Tennessee Auctioneer Championship

            Cedar Grove, Tennessee, Ridgely Auction and Realty Company is excited to announce that local Auctioneer, Brent Croom, claimed the 2017 Bid Calling Championship title for the Tennessee Auctioneers Association.

            Auctioneers from all over the state gathered to compete for the coveted title during the annual Tennessee Auctioneers Association state meeting held on December 4th at the Inn at Opryland.  Croom was chosen as the winner based on his bid calling ability and a personal interview.  Judges included previous world champions from the World Livestock, and Automobile, along with current IAC Champion and NAA Board members.

            “It was such an honor to be selected as the state champion when competing amongst some of the best auctioneers in the State of Tennessee.   I feel extremely blessed to be able to represent this group of fine auctioneers  in upcoming auctions.”

            Croom is a 2010 graduate of Nashville Auction School and holds his license with Ridgely Auction and Realty Company.     Ridgely is a full service auction and realty firm specializing in live and online webcast  auctions, including industrial, farm and construction equipment, charity, real estate, personal property, cattle auctions, and more.

            In addition to holding his auctioneer license with Ridgely Auction and Realty, Croom and his wife, Amber, live in Dyer, Tennessee.   They are the parents of three young children Clayton, Carter, and Catelyn.  Croom and his sons are involved in the family dairy, as well as being the auctioneer for Trenton Livestock Company and Maury City Livestock.  Croom also volunteers for many charities and is involved with the FFA and offers his time to help these students by serving as auctioneer for their events.

            Croom will represent Tennessee at the International Auctioneer Championship competition hosted by the National Auctioneer’s Association to be held in Columbus, Ohio in July of 2017.

            For more information about current real estate listings and upcoming auctions, visit the Ridgely Auctions and Real Estate website at www.RidgelyAuctions.com .

Brent Croom wins 2017 Grand Champion Competition

Justin Rhinehart Wins Tennessee State Auctioneer Championship

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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Auctioneers Association (TAA) is pleased to announce that Justin Rhinehart of Columbia, recently won the title of 2015 Tennessee State Champion Auctioneer during the Winter Convention in Nashville, TN.

“I am honored to have been chosen from among some of the most talented auctioneers in the state” said Rhinehart. “It is a blessing to be involved in the auction industry and to experience the professional and personal relationships developed by being a member of the TAA.”

Top auctioneers from all across the state of Tennessee gathered in Nashville this December to showcase their skills and walk away with a $1,000 cash prize. The contest consisted of selling three items in a preliminary round, then the top three were selected to advance to a final round which included both an interview and live selling portion.

"We have been working diligently to improve our state competition," commented Justin Ochs, TAA Vice President and Contest Committee Chair. "The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, a paid entry into the International Auctioneer Championship held in Addison, TX in July, and one-on-one coaching from a past IAC champion.

Judges for this year's contest were among the "who's who" of the auction industry. The judging field consisted of past TN State Champions, World Automobile Auctioneer Champions, and this year's current International Champion Auctioneer.

Rhinehart houses his auctioneer’s license with the Nashville division of Compass Auctions and Real Estate. He focuses his work with Compass on their industrial and surplus liquidation enterprises; serving as auctioneer and ringman at sales and providing data analysis for the corporation.

“I think that the auction method of marketing, and the advantage of true price discovery that we often cite, creates a microcosm of the ideal value-based economy on sale day," Rhinehart stated. "It is exhilarating to watch that unfold in front of you. I think the appreciation of that process is what brings us together in the TAA and specifically at the bid calling competition.”

The Tennessee Auctioneers Association promotes high professional standards and encourages members to practice the highest principles of integrity in their auctioneering profession. Members agree to work uniformly to remain competitive in the auctioneering profession.

Trice Set To Lead TAA Board of Directors; High Turnout at Winter Event

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Auctioneers Association made several key initiatives at its 2014 Winter Convention on November 30 – December 1, 2014 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.

Neal Trice of White Bluff has been elected President of the TAA at the event’s membership meeting.

Trice will lead an 8 member board for the TAA, which has been serving auctioneers, auction assistants and their staffs in and around Tennessee for more than 50 years. The TAA has more than 180 members and associates throughout Tennessee and the United States.

Several other board members were elected at the convention. Justin Ochs of Hendersonville will be Vice President for 2015. James Gary of Spring Hill returns as Treasurer. Directors for 2015 will be: Ed Stallings of Strawberry Plains, Mark Kennedy of Selmer, Ray Hubner of Lebanon, David Allen of Nashville and Steve Holt of Chattanooga. Marc Gravitt of Chattanooga is the immediate Past President.

After the event’s banquet dinner, Justin Rhinehart of Columbia, won the Tennessee State Auctioneers Championship.

Overall, the winter convention was a tremendous success. Over 100 members and associates attended the two-day event, which included six hours of continuing education.

Visit the TAA’s website at www.tnauctioneers.com, or contact the TAA office at 919-876-0687, for more information about the TAA, its members and their driven purpose.

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For further comment or interviews, please contact the TAA office at 919-876-0687 or Executive Director Elaine Christian at elaine@execman.net.